Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Ballistics Analysis Engineer (Associate Mechanical Engineer) in Rocket Center, West Virginia

Ballistics Analysis Engineer (Associate Mechanical Engineer)

Locations:Rocket Center, WV

Categories: Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID:TFF20180810-48050

AtNorthrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systemsdesigns, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systemsis currently seeking aBallistics Analysis Engineerto join our team inRocket Center, WV, just outside of Cumberland, MD. The Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) site in Rocket Center designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. For decades, the dedicated and highly skilled team at ABL have supported national security efforts by developing and building defense systems for DoD customers and U.S. allies.

Job Summary

TheBallistics Analysis Engineer (Associate Mechanical Engineer)will work in the exciting and challenging world of tactical propulsion. Responsibilities center on the use of various technical principles and software to mathematically define problems, and compute the engineering characteristics and performance variables consistent with specifications, design needs, and requirements.

Foundations in math, physics, thermodynamics, propulsion, and computer skills are important in evaluating rocket motor performance of various defense and aerospace systems. Coursework and/or skills related to statics, dynamics, fluids, thermodynamics, rocket propulsion, computer skills/programming (MATLAB, FORTRAN, Solid Modeling, Excel) are all desirable.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Use in-house developed software to analyze and predict pressure, thrust and other performance variables for given propulsion design

  • Provide technical assessments of results and provide recommendations/justifications for design modifications

  • Report analysis results in written and oral formats

  • Perform anomaly resolution and conduct special studies

  • Provide innovative and ingenious solutions to solve technically complex and challenging problems

  • Interface with internal/external customers and with support personnel in design and testing

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, (3.0 GPA or higher)

  • Must be a U.S. citizen; ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance is required.

  • Working knowledge of rocket propulsion

  • Working knowledge of Thermochemical Codes and calculations

  • Proficiency with, MATLAB, FORTRAN, Siemens NX and Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge of CAD modeling

  • Script writing, workflow automation

  • Previous experience in an aerospace manufacturing facility is preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Solid judgment and the ability to make sound decisions

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively

  • Excellent attention to detail skills

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Northrop Grummanis committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:0-1 Year